They say that people in Vermont are outnumbered by cows, and though this may be taking the stereotype a little bit too far, we didn’t check, and we’re inclined to believe it! That’s part of the reason why the official sport of Vermont is tipping cows, and why it’s not uncommon to find scattered around signs warning of cows on the road, as well as signs warning against tipping cows, such as this one.
We’re joking, of course, and in fact tipping cows isn’t just extremely wrong, it’s also physically impossible, since cows are that much heavier than us; and so Vermonters know better than anyone else not to mess with them. However, we’re only joking about the tipping of cows. Vermont does have a very large population of cows and other large mammals, such as moose and bison, which is the source of endless jokes, on our part, and distress on the part of the locals.